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Douglas Haig Fellowship Lecture: Haig and the Aftermath, 1919

01 February 2019, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall
RUSI Members Only
A lecture by John Hussey OBE MA commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded

On 11 November 1918, Douglas Haig must have welcomed his imminent release from the immense burdens he had stoically borne for three years. He appreciated, however, that he would not yet be able to say ‘goodbye to all that’. Even before the war’s end he had begun to press for a ‘just’ peace, to think about the practicalities and difficulties of demobilisation and to advocate the cause of the many disabled veterans, whose welfare became so important to him in the remaining years of his life.

In this wide-ranging lecture, Mr Hussey discussed Haig's approach to demobilisation, handling disabilities and welfare.

Speaker Biography

John Hussey OBE MA served for 30 years with British Petroleum (BP) in Britain, Europe and Africa. Between 1964 and 1976, he managed BP’s operations in Guinea, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Nigeria. Since 1989, he has written extensively on military history, focusing on Marlborough, Wellington and Hague. He was the Douglas Haig Fellowship’s second annual Haig Fellow (1996-97), in succession to John Terraine. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the British representative on the Belgian official committee for restoring the Waterloo battlefield. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society. 

 

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

The audience are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the mounted memorial to Field Marshal Earl Haig at 1400 in Whitehall. 

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This event has been certified for CPD purposes by the CPD Certification Service.

To obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance please register with RUSI at the end of the event attended, and a certificate will be dispatched within 28 days. If an attendee fails to register with RUSI then it will not be possible to issue a certificate.

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